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Force Z Shipwrecks of the South China Sea: HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse

Force Z Shipwrecks of the South China Sea: HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse (Paperback)

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The first book to explore in detail the wrecks of these two vessels from Force Z which in December 1941 was sent to defend Singapore. It grippingly narrates the lead up to the siege of Singapore and the battle far out at sea in which Force Z was decimated in the Royal Navy's greatest loss in a single engagement. The force was attacked by 85 Japanese torpedo bombers, with huge loss of life. It was the first time a modern battleship had been sunk by air power and the loss of Prince of Wales is seen as marking the end of the era of the battleship. The wrecks are explored in detail with illustrations of them on the seabed and underwater photographs.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsMaritime historyHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistorySecond World WarHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesNaval forces & warfareHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesWeapons & equipmentMilitary vehicles Publisher: Whittles Publishing Publication Date: 28/02/2013 ISBN-13: 9781849950954  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Rod is the best-selling author of classic UK diving books, Dive Scapa Flow, Dive Scotland's Greatest Wrecks, Dive England's Greatest Wrecks, Into the Abyss, diving to adventure in the liquid world andThe Darkness Below. He has been involved in the making of the Dive Scapa Flow, Truk Lagoon and Palau videos and has also featured in several TV programmes including Timewatch - the Death of the Battleship and Equinox: Lethal Seas - The Maelstrom. He has written for most major dive magazines and newspapers on wreck diving.

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